Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

 

Photos from Jodhpur, the Blue City

When I imagine of India, I think Rajasthan.  Crossing the magical golden coloured desert on a camel, looking at the bright Milky Way in the middle of nowhere, and the fort; that’s the image of India I imagined.  Like from the movie Aladdin.  Even though it was the second biggest city, it felt much more authentic than Jaisalmer, where I went for the camel trekking.

Another name of Jodhpur is the Blue City.  Seeing the vivid-blue buildings glowing orange in sunrise was like a scene from an Oriental movie.  Two short days in Jodhpur was quite enough to feel the city.

Its the most famous tourist attraction, Mehrangarh Fort, was actually a really cool place with a lot of interesting information.  Sometimes it’s hard to find a tourist attraction that is worthwhile time and money, but I highly recommend visiting this fort if you are going to Jodhpur.  The fort was a big museum, and the tourist route is well made to see all the exhibits. The highlight of the fort is the view of Jodhpur.  It was one of those postcard-perfect moments.

 

Early morning at the Blue City
Early morning at the Blue City
Sunset at Nirvana Restaurant
Sunset at Nirvana Restaurant
View of Jodhpur and city wall
View of city wall
View of Jodhpur and city wall
Reflection of the city wall
Hanging out under the elephant painting
Hanging out under the elephant painting
Rajasthani woman in the blue-coloured house
Rajasthani woman in the blue-coloured house
Hi-!
Hi-!
Blue arch
Blue arch and wind chime
Jodhpur - the Blue City
The city is covered with blue colour
Rose for sale
Rose for sale
A door at the Blue City
A door at the Blue City
The Blue City and the bird
The Blue City and the bird
Rajasthani family on bike
Rajasthani family on bike
Jodhpur in the morning
View of the city from the guesthouse
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
View of Jodhpur from Mehrangarh Fort
View of the city from Mehrangarh Fort

29 thoughts on “Runaway Photo: Scenes of Jodhpur – Rajasthan, India”

  1. Recently did roadtrip to 2500km in Rajasthan and I happened to be in Jodhpur.

    You have captured great colors of India 🙂

    Btw dun forget to Jaisalmer as well . Golden City.

    See you in India again 🙂

  2. Amazing pictures Kim. 🙂 Keep sharing and writing. We would like to post some of your writings on our Padhaaro.com blog if you permit. Please let us know.

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  3. Such a vibrant street life! Seems like India is one of the most colorful countries in the world! The Pink City, the Blue City..Only recently I learned that pink color stands for hospitality in India and that Jaipur was actually painted to welcome the British queen. Quite fascinating! I wonder what´s the symbolism here.. By the way, I have to say Jodhpur is much more appealing to me than Jaipur for some reason. Your pictures compliment its beauty perfectly.

  4. Hey Juno, Nice to see that you have explored and captured Jodhpur in an attractive way. I love to read about India and somewhere I read about the mystery of Blue House is that the priest caste considers blue color auspicious and blue color house is the significant of the priest house. I also read that blue color being a good reflector of sunrays and keeps houses cool.

    1. That’s a good information. Thanks for letting me know! Blue is such a spectacular color especially contrast to the surrounding orange/sand color.

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